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Fallout Over Work-Camp Rehab Now Includes Lawsuit, Possible Comp Fraud Investigation 10/12/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three drug-court defendants have sued the diversion program that put them to work, for no wages, at a chicken-processing plant, saying the program violates the 13th Amendment’s ban on involuntary servitude. ...Read More

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Former Postal Worker's Conviction for Comp Fraud 10/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a former postal worker’s convictions for worker’s compensation fraud, as substantial evidence established that the worker had lied about her medical condition for 15 years. ...Read More

Former Supervisor Receives Benefits for Repetitive-Trauma Injury Due to Office Work 10/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1622 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former San Diego County supervisor has qualified for workers' compensation benefits for a repetitive use injury to the right side of his body from using a computer, talking on the phone and completing other tasks common to white-collar work, ...Read More

Family Must Arbitrate Claims Against Waffle House for Alleged Workplace Drugging 10/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that the family of a Waffle House employee who was allegedly drugged by a colleague will have to arbitrate their claims against the eatery. ...Read More

Fund on Hook for PTD Award After Failure to Add Property Owner to Claim Sooner 10/05/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1756 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Taxpayers are on the hook for a man's permanent total disability award after the California 2nd District Court of Appeals shot down the state's attempt to force a property owner to pay the benefits. ...Read More

Feds Move to Revoke Release for Attorney Charged in Kickback Case 10/02/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors in Southern California are seeking to lock up San Clemente attorney Lee Mathis, whom they accuse of pocketing the proceeds from court-approved collection activities while he was on bond pending trial in a kickback scheme. ...Read More

Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Phony Mileage Reimbursement Requests 10/02/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 802 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former U.S. Postal Service worker pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges for submitting phony mileage reimbursement requests to the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation ...Read More

Fund Can't Collect Reimbursement From Tortfeasor in Excess of Subrogation Lien 10/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 322 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that the Statewide Insurance Fund could not demand reimbursement for payments made for a worker’s medical treatment from a third-party tortfeasor after the worker satisfied the subrogation lien. ...Read More
Formulary Talks to Continue During LMAC Meeting on Tuesday 09/28/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 361 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana’s Labor-Management Advisory Council will continue debating the possibility of adopting a prescription drug formulary when it meets Tuesday. The council has been discussing a workers’ compensation formulary since at least 2015 when state lawmakers failed to pass a bill ...Read More

Former Physician Indicted on Fraud and Drug Charges 09/28/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Lebanon physician who operated two clinics in Russell County has been indicted on federal fraud and drug charges. A federal grand jury ch...Read More
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